Free 173 Best Homemade Tools eBook:  
Get 500+ tool plans, full site access, and more.

User Tag List

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 12

Thread: Curved flange bender for light gauge sheet metal

  1. #1
    Supporting Member brianhw's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2015
    Posts
    48
    Thanks
    9
    Thanked 234 Times in 29 Posts

    brianhw's Tools

    Curved flange bender for light gauge sheet metal

    Curved flange bender for light gauge sheet metal-curved-flange-bender-5.jpg

    Had the need to form flanges on curved profile light gauge sheet metal recently, so made up this handy little tool to do the job, Using materials I had to hand, - see assembly and demo on the YouTube video below:-


    500 Tool Plans

  2. The Following 16 Users Say Thank You to brianhw For This Useful Post:

    baja (Sep 20, 2019), boneheaddoctor (Mar 26, 2017), C-Bag (Sep 7, 2016), carloski (Nov 11, 2021), chevy3755 (Oct 23, 2021), emu roo (Nov 10, 2021), Inner (Nov 11, 2021), jimfols (Sep 19, 2019), Jon (Sep 3, 2016), mwmkravchenko (Nov 14, 2021), nova_robotics (Nov 10, 2021), Okapi (Sep 8, 2016), Paul Jones (Sep 7, 2016), PJs (Sep 7, 2016), toma (Feb 2, 2018), Tuomas (Feb 28, 2017)

  3. #2
    Content Editor
    Supporting Member
    DIYer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Posts
    3,073
    Thanks
    702
    Thanked 1,701 Times in 1,526 Posts


    Thanks brianhw! We've added your Curved Flange Bender to our Metalworking category,
    as well as to your builder page: brianhw's Homemade Tools. Your receipt:




    Homemade Tools eBooks

  4. The Following User Says Thank You to DIYer For This Useful Post:

    Okapi (Feb 28, 2017)

  5. #3
    Supporting Member kess's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2015
    Location
    Thessaloniki Greece
    Posts
    159
    Thanks
    72
    Thanked 291 Times in 79 Posts

    kess's Tools
    Hi brianhw,
    Very nice and clever tool.
    Thanks for shairing.
    Regards Bill

  6. #4
    Supporting Member C-Bag's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2015
    Location
    California, central coast
    Posts
    720
    Thanks
    689
    Thanked 873 Times in 471 Posts

    C-Bag's Tools


    Especially the no frills/just the facts vid!

  7. #5

    Join Date
    Aug 2014
    Posts
    3
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Very Nice Home Made Curved Edge Flanging Tool

    Quote Originally Posted by brianhw View Post
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Curved Flange Bender 5.jpg 
Views:	931 
Size:	319.3 KB 
ID:	13581

    Had the need to form flanges on curved profile light gauge sheet metal recently, so made up this handy little tool to do the job, Using materials I had to hand, - see assembly and demo on the YouTube video below:-

    I very much like your curved edge flanging tool. I've already got a bead roller, tipping dies, and a shrinker stretcher I use for the same purpose which work very nicely for me. If I didn't already have those in the shop, I would be making one based on your design. Will keep this in mind for our local HS Electric Vehicle Race Team as this would be rather easy for them to use and certainly much nicer on their very thin budget. Great idea, and well worth the effort and cost to make. Nicely done!

  8. #6

    Join Date
    Sep 2016
    Location
    Maine, USA
    Posts
    3
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Awesomeness!

    I can see this bugger being quite helpful.

    Thanks brianhw,
    Geoff

  9. #7
    Supporting Member Paul Jones's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Location
    Del Mar, California
    Posts
    1,231
    Thanks
    5,798
    Thanked 1,408 Times in 654 Posts

    Paul Jones's Tools
    Hi brianhw,

    Yes, a really nice design and will be a great addition to the HMT tools collection. Your YouTube video will make building and using one of these a lot easier.

    Thanks for the posting, Paul

  10. #8
    Supporting Member Okapi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    Switzerland
    Posts
    222
    Thanks
    346
    Thanked 129 Times in 76 Posts

    Okapi's Tools
    Hi brianhw,
    Nice tool, it solves a recurrent problem, thanks a lot !
    Have a nice day.
    Pierre

  11. #9
    Supporting Member Tuomas's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2016
    Location
    Jyväskylä Finland
    Posts
    829
    Thanks
    558
    Thanked 1,763 Times in 502 Posts

    Tuomas's Tools
    Thanks Brian.That solves my problem how to make flanges to curved sheets.

  12. #10
    Supporting Member Savage11's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2018
    Location
    Amish Country Ohio
    Posts
    95
    Thanks
    13
    Thanked 84 Times in 30 Posts

    Savage11's Tools
    You need to patent this tool. It can be used in sheet metal shops all over the world. This is a must have tool for male radius fittings like OG offsets and elbows. Well done sir!!!

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •